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  • Ways of seeing: the sculptures of Arik Levy

    By Avishay Artsy

    July 1, 2015 | 3:17 pm

    Paris-based, Israeli-born sculptor and industrial designer Arik Levy makes sculptures that look like abstractversions of nature. His best-known pieces approximate contoured, reflective stainless steel rocks. The tension and harmony between the fabricated and the organic is at the...

  • Moshe Ninio: A Turkish rug and a trick of the eye

    By Avishay Artsy

    February 18, 2015 | 11:15 am

    Step into the darkened Project Room 1 at the Santa Monica Museum of Art and you’ll see a rectangular mirror in the middle of the floor. A hologram image flickers above the rectangle as you walk around it, becoming clear only if you stand in just the right spot, a few feet from the...

  • Snowbirds find common artistic ground

    November 22, 2013 | 4:49 pm

    Seven years ago, Benjamin Weissman and Yutaka Sone met on a mountaintop. Rumor had it they shared a taste in skis. “There’s only one person more obsessed with snow than you,” a friend had told Weissman, “and it’s Yutaka.” And so Weissman searched Mammoth Mountain for the mercurial...

  • Surprise lesson lurks in show of painters’ works

    By Morris Newman

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Outwardly, the paintings of the Philip Guston and Giorgio de Chirico do not have much in common. De Chirico's world is a silent place of deserted plazas, long afternoon shadows and motionless trains. In his interiors, faceless mannequins sit in airless rooms, surrounded by spears,...